This is a wine for anyone who longs for an old fashioned Barbara. An interesting, funky and very complex nose of menthol, wet fur, coffee, and strawberries. On the palate, it seemed surprisingly soft (one would have expected more acidity) and the flavors less funky than the nose, with a core of sweet strawberry fruit at the finish.
Barbera Ciabot Camerano shows thick concentration and bright aromas of black fruit, plum and forest berry. There’s good intensity here and background notes of cinnamon and milk chocolate. It’s a thick, well-textured wine that would serve well when paired with veal ragù.
Heavily toasted oak, vanilla, and a certain jamminess to the aromas. The fruit and oak battle on the palate, with the oak coming out on top. For some this will come across as a product of a saw mill. Wood fanatics, however, will enjoy the interplay between char and black fruit.
Pleasant and easy to drink, this Barbera blends sour cherry fruit with supporting notes of milk chocolate, cedar and vanilla. Full-bodied and a bit creamy in the mouth, it ends with hints of dill. Imported by Empson (USA) Ltd.
This wine gives the impression of having been pushed just a bit too far, with a nose and palate dominated by vanilla and mocha notes imparted by small oak barrels. Nonetheless, black cherry and strawberry flavors manage to peek through on the palate, supporte by a cushion of lush tannins. A bright cherry note makes for a nice finish.
This is a traditional old-fashioned Barbera; with aromas of bright red cherry fruit, wood smoke and roses. The cherries dominated the palate and although the mid-palate was slightly acidic, it came back with a pleasant medium finish.
Showing a premature brown edge to its hue, this is a lightweight effort marked by flavors of leather, brown sugar and herbs and an astringent finish. There's just enough red fruit flavor to give it interest.